Friday, January 11, 2013

Canada's Indigenous movement is Idle No More

Al Jazeera covers Idle No More, the Canadian indigenous movement that is gaining strength. 

It is important to understand that Canada is currently being governed by a very extremist power .... The reality of Bill C-45, and the complete gutting of 30 years of environmental approvals enforcement and regulatory mechanisms [is that it will] significantly kick open the door for international investment in tar sands, and other unsustainable and harmful and devastating extractive industries, which disproportionately impact our native people and our way of life ... "   
- Clayton Thomas-Muller, an indigenous rights activist.

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